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Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party goes platinum

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Congratulations to Luke Bryan and his team at Capitol! His brand new album, “Crash My Party,” is now officially certified as  platinum by the RIAA for selling more than one million copies since its release. It’s only been six weeks since its release in August, so the certification is pretty impressive.

“Crash My Party” had sold over 520,000 copies during release week – giving Luke the best first-week sales for a male country artist in nine years. Did you get your copy yet? What’s your favorite track from Luke’s album?

Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party” Certified Platinum

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Luke Bryan added another accomplishment to his repertoire this week with his Crash My Party album reaching Platinum certification by the RIAA just six weeks after it’s release. The album, which was released on August 13, debuted at number 1 on the country chart, selling 527,783 units in its first week.

Luke’s current single, “That’s My Kinda Night” was the highest debut single of Bryan’s career, and has been the number 1 country selling single for six weeks. He is about to embark on his fifth “Farm Tour 2013,” playing eight shows in October with special guests including Chancie Neal, Cole Swindell and the Peach Pickers- Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip.

Country Megastars Collaborate with … Duck Dynasty?!

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Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas, the Duck Dynasty cast’s Christmas album, is hitting shelves on October 29th. Expect the album to be filled with classics and originals … and King George?!

You read that correctly. George Strait! George is singing Christmas Cookies with Phil and Miss Kay, while Luke Bryan, Josh Turner, and Alison Krauss are also making cameos on the album. And if all of the above isn’t enough to make you quack up, Si will be bringing his musical stylings to the album with his rendition of You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch.

Luke Bryan & Eric Church bringing party to Kansas

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The Kicker Country Stampede is proud to announce CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year winner Luke Bryan and CMA Male Vocalist of the Year nominee and reigning ACM Album of the Year winner Eric Church are set as Friday and Saturday night headliners, respectively.

“Country Stampede has become a lifestyle event, not just for the music, but for the overall experience which includes activities taking place in the campground,” says Country Stampede General Manager Wayne Rouse.  “2014 is going to be a party!  We have announced new radio partners and have the hottest acts in country music set to perform and we are looking forward to having the biggest year since we started.”

The 19th annual Kicker Country Stampede will take place at the beautiful Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan, Kansas. The Tuttle Creek State Park features over 3,000 campsites, shower houses, restrooms, shaded campsites, and is conveniently located within walking distance of the festival.

Tickets and general campsites are on sale now. VIP camping is SOLD OUT!!  For a limited time, 4-day tickets are $110. Complete ticket and camping package information can be accessed by calling 800-795-8091 or on the Web at www.countrystampede.com.

Rascal Flatts & Luke Bryan Join Taylor Swift On Stage In Nashville

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Taylor Swift has become known for her incredible and theatrical live stage shows, which often include special guests. Her “Red” Tour is currently in the midst of 3 sold out shows at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and brought out two huge country acts to join her. On night one, she was joined by Luke Bryan for “I Don’t Want This Night to End” and night two, Rascal Flatts joined her on stage for “What Hurts the Most.” We’re dying to know who she’ll bring out for night three. Watch the videos below!

“I Don’t Want This Night To End”

“What Hurts the Most”

Luke Bryan Reveals Music Video For “That’s My Kind Of Night”

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Not long ago, we got the tour performance video for Luke Bryan‘s “That’s My Kind Of Night” but now we’ve got the real deal. Luke released the official music video this past weekend and it’s got everything you would expect – a country scene with hot girls, a bonfire, fishing, beer and a truck. Not just a truck – but a truck with Luke’s own personal stage in the back! Add all that in with some creative video editing and boom, you’ve got it!

Check out the video below and let us know what you think!

Jason Aldean to Release Live Concert Film “Night Train to Georgia”

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Jason Aldean fans across America will have the chance to experience his historic “Night Train” Tour as it rode into Georgia earlier this year. The majority of the DVD was filmed in April at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium. It will feature 18 songs, personal interviews and special guest performances from Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan & Ludacris. The DVD will be in stores on October 15th.

“That day in Athens will always be one of my proudest accomplishments,” said Aldean.  “I’ve been working my whole career to get to this point where I can go into a stadium like Sanford, which I’ve idolized my whole life, and leave a mark.  I watch it back now to remember the details because it was all overwhelming and a pretty surreal moment for me.”

Fans can watch a trailer for the film here:   http://bit.ly/1aukgOR

TRACKLISTING FOR NIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA:
Crazy Town
Take a Little Ride
Tattoos On This Town
When She Says Baby
The Truth
Fly Over States
This Nothin’ Town
Johnny Cash
Amarillo Sky
Night Train
1994
Don’t You Wanna Stay (with Kelly Clarkson)
Big Green Tractor
The Only Way I Know (with Luke Bryan)
Dirt Road Anthem (with Ludacris)
She’s Country
My Kinda Party
Hicktown

For more information, please visit  www.JasonAldean.com

CMA Award Nominees list

Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood. photo credit: Bob D’Amico/ABC.

The official nominees for the 47th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards were announced live this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America. As a CMA Member, I was lucky enough again this year to vote in the first two rounds and got a choice in the final nominees. I’ll get to vote for the winners of each category as an industry member as well.

There were some surprises, and some regulars, who made it to the final ballot this year. Check out the full list below and let us know what you think of this year’s nominees – do you think someone was snubbed? What shocked you? Who are you cheering for?

Entertainer Of The Year

JASON ALDEAN

LUKE BRYAN

BLAKE SHELTON

GEORGE STRAIT

TAYLOR SWIFT

Male Vocalist Of The Year

JASON ALDEAN

LUKE BRYAN

ERIC CHURCH

BLAKE SHELTON

KEITH URBAN

 Female Vocalist Of The Year

KELLY CLARKSON

MIRANDA LAMBERT

KACEY MUSGRAVES

TAYLOR SWIFT

CARRIE UNDERWOOD

New Artist Award

LEE BRICE

BRETT ELDREDGE

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

KIP MOORE

KACEY MUSGRAVES

Vocal Duo Of The Year

BIG & RICH

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

LOVE AND THEFT

SUGARLAND

THE CIVIL WARS

THOMPSON SQUARE

Vocal Group Of The Year

THE BAND PERRY

ELI YOUNG BAND

LITTLE BIG TOWN

LADY ANTEBELLUM

ZAC BROWN BAND

 Album Of The Year

“Blown Away” – CARRIE UNDERWOOD

“Red” – TAYLOR SWIFT

“Tornado” – LITTLE BIG TOWN

“Based On A True Story” – BLAKE SHELTON

“Same Trailer Different Park” – KACEY MUSGRAVES

Single Of The Year

“Cruise” – FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

“Highway Don’t Care” – TIM McGRAW and TAYLOR SWIFT

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – MIRANDA LAMBERT

“Wagon Wheel” - DARIUS RUCKER

“Merry Go ‘Round” – KACEY MUSGRAVES

Song Of The Year

“I Drive Your Truck” – LEE BRICE

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – MIRANDA LAMBERT

“Merry Go Round” – KACEY MUSGRAVES

“Pontoon” – LITTLE BIG TOWN

“Wagon Wheel” – DARIUS RUCKER

Musical Event Of The Year

“Don’t Rush” – KELLY CLARKSON and VINCE GILL

“The Only Way I Know” – JASON ALDEAN, LUKE BRYAN and ERIC CHURCH

“Boys Round Here” – BLAKE SHELTON and PISTOL ANNIES

“Cruise” – FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE and NELLY

“Highway Don’t Care” – TIM McGRAW and TAYLOR SWIFT

Video Of The Year

“Tornado” – LITTLE BIG TOWN

“Blown Away” – CARRIE UNDERWOOD

“Boys ‘Round Here” – BLAKE SHELTON

“Downtown” – LADY ANTEBELLUM

“Highway Don’t Care” – TIM McGRAW and TAYLOR SWIFT

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – MIRANDA LAMBERT

 Musician Of The Year

SAM BUSH – Mandolin

PAUL FRANKLIN – Steel Guitar

DAN HUFF - Guitar

MAC McANALLY – Guitar

BRENT MASON – Guitar

Exclusive Interview: Introducing Maggie Sajak

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Rising country star Maggie Sajak recently took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us, and we’re thrilled to introduce you to her. We chatted about everything from her hot new single “Wild Boy” to her love of Carrie Underwood to her impressive school-music balance.

Maggie recently released a video for her new single, “Wild Boy,” which is a song that she loved immediately upon hearing. (Us too!) While most girls deal with a wild boy or two, the song has a unique twist on the typical tale. “I love the song because it’s powerful for a lot of people. A lot of girls end up having a boy like that in their life at some point, for better or worse. Sometimes they stick with us, sometimes they don’t,” Maggie says. “What’s cool to me is that the song doesn’t just focus on the guy, but it’s more about a girl making the decision about the guy and whether or not to put her heart on the line.”

On first listen to “Wild Boy,” Maggie immediately connected with the lyrics and knew it was a perfect fit. “When I received it, I definitely got the chills the first time I heard it and it really touched me, so I was thinking that it would touch a lot of other people. That’s the most important thing to me, always, the lyrics and the impact it has.”

Win a trip to see Luke Bryan at the CMA Awards

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Want to win a trip to the CMA Awards this November? What about meeting Luke Bryan? One lucky fan and a guest can do just that with a contest Luke is running on his official site.  Fans can enter on the official contest page via Facebook until 11:59pm CDT on September 2nd, and will have a chance to win two tickets to the awards, two VIP tickets to a closed rehearsal, and a meet & greet with Luke Bryan himself. Luke is fresh off the release of his new album Crash My Party, and is currently on the Dirt Road Diaries Tour until October 26th.

Good luck! Are you going to enter?